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, deeply grounded in our education and how it has prepared us as women and the leaders and the fact that your mom was very much an activist in the movement, and they need to know about it. i'm working on the book, this book. i said well, can i help you, can i get it published and that is how this journey began. >> bernice, when did your mother began her activism? she was born in marion alabama? >> i ron ackley if you study history, three of the leading movement, ralph abernathy and my father all have lives in alabama. how ironic is that. my mother didn't know one leader after that. she no one was much younger but they didn't know, you know, that kind of stuff and it just brought it all together. and so, growing up there in rural alabama with a father who was an entrepreneur early on and he called lumber and he did open an assault mel by a white gentleman. the father's determination to stand up to justice and continue to move to really influenced her and that produced a lot of the leaders in the nation. missionaries came and educated the reactive and why am i here driven by the fact
read your articles every day for the past year or two. you have educated me. you have enhanced my knowledge of a lot of things that i have heard that comes out of the republicans or conservative talk-show hosts by criticize obama. after reading your article, i found out what i hear on a rush limbaugh and the michael savage show was absolutely a lie. host: you give us an example? caller: a whole solyndra tuition. i found out the facts by reading your article in our local paper. the whole solyndra thing started with the bush administration. guest: thanks for the kind words. i am glad that you are reading them in your local paper one thing we are trying to do, as much as we can, is get our work out in different ways. we have partnerships with television stations. have partnerships with newspapers. the one you are read for into in atlanta uses the truth-o-meter on state and local officials. i am glad to hear you are reading our work and their work and i am happy our word is getting out host:politifact looked at issues -- looks at issues like energy. what to do find overall? guest: a l
of it. where to begin? no matter what your leanings are and whether you know about education or not, let's turn to some of the language you are talking about. investing in very young children is the best investment you can make. it has the greatest return on investment. we know that because the first years of life are the most important for cognitive, social, and emotional development. you are only two years old ones. that is the most significant window of time. which brings me to the next point, yes, we have class warfare. those who are poor are completely left out of the national dialogue on poverty and hunger. that is a bipartisan effort, to keep people who are poor out of the national dialogue. that is why i work with low income women to be able to take photographs and provide direct testimony on their experiences with raising children in poverty, how to break cycles with poverty, and there are so many conversations happening. this concept of violence and the trail. people have been silenced for so many years. -- betrayal. people have been silenced for so many years. poverty is solva
. there is a disadvantage to a piecemeal bill, if you pass, for example, issues for educated people to get a visa, and they're taking care of, you lose a certain amount of support for the other issues. i do not think we should decide that. i think the senator is doing a great service by raising this issue. i think our colleagues at this meeting, i met this morning with the person -- he and i actually talk a lot. i believe we should move forward on all of the arrangements so that the hill will develop an understanding about all of these issues and finally decide whether they will do it in one, too, or three pieces. that is the least of our worry. the fact is they do it. we will continue to talk about a comprehensive bill. >> i am delighted that senator rubio is helping folks take the issue of immigration reform as seriously as he is taking it. he is providing leadership on that and we are appreciative. i think it is great to see movement on both sides of the aisle. whether or not it is comprehensive or individual pieces is to be determined by leadership in the house and senate in consultation with the presi
in terms of linking education with workforce development. making the united states more economically competitive in the 21st century global economy investing in community colleges, improving the education system and linking that with the business sector. if he can do that, he can leave four years from now with an america with a better economy and much more well positioned for prosperity in the 21st century. >> wait a moment. we have to check in with reporters around the town now. brooke baldwin at the red, white and blue ball. brooke, can you hear me? you are with military leaders and lynyrd skynyrd, i hear. >> you hear correctly, my friend. i can barely hear myself speak and so glad you came to me. i don't know if you can hear. i'm a southern girl. i'm in my perfect place hearing the southern rock band lynyrd skynyrd. playing a significant song. this is "simple man." i was talking to them backstage and they said they sing at concerts all the time. that is hero's red, white and ball here in washington. the men and women of military, many of these guys just in wheelchairs to my right
's not just about dealing with the fiscal crisis. it's about education, research and development, controlling our energy future. all of these are part of the equation, and we can't just do one piece of it. >> roughly 24 hours from now we will hear the president lay out some of those plans for the course of the next four years. david playofoffe, the president completed writing his remarks. now we just wait to hear what he has to say. >> and there were other active tifs involving the vice president. he was sworn in for a second time today. tell us about that. >> that took place about 8:20 this morning. he was sworn in by his choosing by the justice sonia sotomayor. a lot of people were asking why did that happen roughly 8:00 this morning. because the justice is actually on book tour right now. she had a previous commitment in new york. she had to hustle to a train to make that commitment in new york city today. so it took place early this morning. vice president joe biden surrounded by his family over at the naval observatory, his residence, for the swearing-in. only a matter of hours ago today
for the national education association one of the proud sponsors of the "full-court press," ramon a oliver. thank you for coming in? >> thank you for having me. >> how is our good friend dennis van roekel. >> he is fabulous. >> he is a party animal you know. it's early for him. >> this is his normal time when he is unand around. >> it's true. he does come in pretty early. >> he has been in often. right? at this hour. >> yeah. he is still the math teacher at heart. he is up at the crack of dawn getting ready to teach. >> i guess you can't take that schedule out of a teacher. >> no. not at all. we have the whole team here this morning, peter ogburn dan henning. phil bachus has the phones and cyprian, videographer extraordinaire. before we get back to the issue of guns and schools, very interesting. it surprised me yesterday, an announcement by the american cancer society. this is dr. lynn lichtenfeldt on some amazing progress in this area. no cure yet, but progress. >> the biggest good news is that since 1991, we have had a 20% decline in cancer death ra
of education, research and development, innovation energy. there are things we can do about it but we have to do them together as a country. that's our goal. >> i do think it's important to put in context and remember just how dark the days were four years ago and how in the middle of that meltdown, people were thinking about going to caves and getting spam and guns. it was dark. not only the president, but the president working with george w. bush and others really pitched in and had to make very tough decisions and a lot of hard votes that got a lot of people unelected from office to get us through that. >> when we got our first economic briefings, i wanted to get some spam and go into a cave. i know what you're talking about. >> that's why this is such an opportunity, though, for the president right now. the problems we're talking about are structural. they've been there for a long time. this declining middle class has gone on for two decades. it isn't just the recession. that means investing. this is where the problem of the debt comes in. if you're going to get bet
, culture, art, and education. their patriotism is quiet, but deep. their values sustain our national life. now, i have used the words "they'' and "their'' in speaking of these heroes. i could say "you'' and "your,'' because i'm addressing the heroes of whom i speak -- you, the citizens of this blessed land. your dreams, your hopes, your goals are going to be the dreams, the hopes, and the goals of this administration, so help me god. we shall reflect the compassion that is so much a part of your makeup. how can we love our country and not love our countrymen, and loving them, reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they're sick, and provide opportunity to make them self- sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory? can we solve the problems confronting us? well, the answer is an unequivocal and emphatic "yes.'' to paraphrase winston churchill, i did not take the oath i've just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy. in the days ahead i will propose removing the roadblocks that have slowed our economy and redu
and work around children. everything we do and i have devoted my entire career to is educate children. so the voices of children who are not afraid to speak their minds are really pure, and they need to be listened to by all the people who make these important decisions. no -- there is no amendment that says that children have a right to grow up healthy and not be shot at. but it is just a given. i -- i ended my speech today talking about you can tell the value of a society by how they treat their children. and i think the horror of this will continue every time people sit down and think about it. that -- 20 little 6 and 7-year-olds could be killed like this. >> dr. janet robinson, the children of newtown are lucky to have you running their system. and thank you very much for bringing your voice to washington today and ava's voice, and thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you, lawrence. >> thank you. >> gun smoke, let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. my hero, the great world war ii leader winston
is a great inspiration. you have to e educate, but the rift is you have to make it harder for people to get money out. yes you may need it. but you would not have it but for this program, it has to be there when you are 65. for 20% of americans that is not going to be there time bomb. neil: are you surprised that markets are doing as well as they are in faces, cliffs that we get by, debt ceilings that were facing on and on? >> i'm a great believer in the market, but market more confident of what is goin goingo happen than i am, this fiscal cliff, we did it once before, first turns off, then it discourages americas, and it impacts world we look foolish. it looks like we don't know the core issue that we have. ththe ability of this country co to keep its word. neil: she found her sugar daddy when she married hef, now thousands of college students are looking for their own. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversa of remission? ♪ whatever yo
am that tree planted by the river which will not be moved. >> that, of course, noted educator, author, poet maya angelou reading from her poem on the pulse of the morning. that was back in 1993 at the inauguration of bill clinton. besides being one of the most renowned and influential voices of this generation, maya angelou is a big president obama supporter and also very vocal during his re-election campaign, as well. she joins me now via telephone to talk about the inauguration. miss angelou, good afternoon to you. >> good afternoon. how are you? >> i'm fantastic. it is so much of an honor to have you on. you, of course, worked alongside reverend martin luther king, jr., back in the '60s in the southern christian leadership conference. in fact, i know dr. king died on your birthday in april. how does it feel to see the first african-american president inaugurated for the second time on martin luther king, jr., day? >> i tell you, it's so exciting it's hardly livable, that is to say young people, people after my generation can take it with more e kwaun imity, more easily, but for me
to invest in things like education and energy. he put reducing the deficit in a balanced way to promote jobs for middle class families and that is going to be his guiding principle through the negotiations. >> i want to ask you quickly about the republican idea. would you support it but with the caveat they are telling the senate you haven't passed a budget in more than three years and you need to do that so we have a baseline for negotiations. >> well, let's revisit what the debt limit actually is. this is about congress paying the bills for what it has already racked up. the white house has made clear that the president will take a look at the proposal. they said it is encouraging that the republicans were moving away from some of their demands but the preferenc prefs still a long-term agreement and the president is going to use the negotiations to headache sure that we do reduce the deficit in a balanced way. that has to be the outcome of the negotiations. >> carl cameron reported that the crowd size could be just a third of what we saw in 2009. is that your expectation? >> you know, it i
? >> that is one thing i'm not educated onism i'll have to look up on exactly what that means. but i do know it's a vaccine, correct? >> no. euthanasia is assisted suicide. >> i felt so dumb. >> eric: missed by that much. >> andrea: she did not win. miss new york won. mallary hagen who gave an answer about gun control that would please you. against guns in schools. >> dana: they had unique things for pageant. there were some firsts, the first autistic perp in the pageant. >> andrea: nothing tops the answer the girl gave in iraq and the masks. remember her? >> eric: such as? >> dana: i don't remember that one. probably a good one. >> eric: i saw "zero dark thirty." small sound bite. roll it. >> never find it. >> one of -- [ inaudible ] >> eric: so, very quickly, after about the third time i told my son, that's gitmo, detainee, the september a stealth. he is like shut up. >> kimberly: stop talking. >> eric: fantastic movie. news junkie and following this stuff. >> dana: you get from your dad what they say to bob. shut up, bob. >> bob: all the time. start with you. >> kimberly: goodness gracious.
's a hard story to cover. the president has to be an educate on climate issue. by giving it the form, not a paragraph, he's gone a long way to start the second term discussion on climate we need. >> we can't judge how historians are going to see this. i suspect on many issues, they'll see it as forward thinking. that doesn't take away from the fact it probably will be seen as the next couple years as a partisan speech. i think they best test how partisan the speech is, is not what republicans say on it, what democrats running for re-election on the senate two years from now say on the speech and what democrats say in swing districts about the speech. i don't know you're going to get a lot of these democrats running in conservative states where the president got below 45%, and there are quite a few, in 2014, are going to be talking about gay rights, climate change and gun control. rober robert. >> look. every district is unique and different, as you well know and as we know, as we looking through the map. i think the speech, talking, as doug said about seneca falls and stonewall and s
. >> are either of you educated on what the assault rifle is? >> the president is going to follow the lead of people on the hill. diane feinstein. >> didn't the bushmaster not get defined last time? >> the law did some good, but it was easy to evade. i think they're going to pass a tighter law this time. >> let's talk about politics. you can do these things by geography. but we had ed rendell on who took on the nra in pennsylvania. he said the suburban republic, those who are going to be in trouble are those who line up with the nra who represent the suburbs. the suburbs will not put up with this. >> you ask people who are afraid of the nra. name me five congressman or governors who lost their seats because of the nra? >> they're obedient. let's look at this. the president said it will be tough and he'll need the support of republicans and democrats who hold wide ranging views on guns and gun ownership. let's listen to the president. >> we're going to need voices in those areas and those congressional districts where the tradition of gun ownership is strong to spoke up. ask your member of
make that happen for her. >> what kind of law is that? >> it will make child sexual abuse education mandatory in public schools in all 50 states. we're working to make that happen and hopefully we'll create real progress this year. >> you know, you moved from alabama, went to new york, 18 years old. you say sometimes you had $5 in your pocket. >> i did. >> just to eat and get around. you are scrappy here. >> yeah. >> people in washington, they're partisan. they don't get along so well. you're going to go state to state all year you're traveling. what are you going to say to bring folks to the table, even if they disagree? >> i think that the first thing we can do is happening right here. we can encourage everyone in america to become involved in their community and see things from a different angle. the sooner they do that, the better off we'll be. and the better off we'll be at listening to each other and understanding people's needs. that's the best way we can compromise sometimes is just to listen to each other and understand what's going on maybe in your neighbor's house and you
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said her biggest priority was education. >> college was not an option. it was mandatory. even though we didn't have a lot of money, we made it work. i signed up for financial aid, work study, pell grant, anything i could. just like our president an first lady, i took out loans. i taught aerobics and i worked on campus to pay those loans back. >> cover story, front page story in the wall street journal talked about how she's becoming a power player in washington. earlier i spoke with eva. >> you're going to be sitting on the stage on monday watching the swearing in. >> yes. it's my first inauguration. i didn't watch it in 2008 because i was working. this is a first time i'll be experiencing it. >> i know election night you said you cried and you tweeted a picture of your friends celebrating. what will you be thinking? >> i probably cry again. i'm very emotional that way. it's an honor to be involved in any way in this whole process. >> wall street journal this weekend front page story. it also says you are becoming a power player in washington. is that a conscious effort? what do you wan
but that is not stopping a teachers grew from hand-picking bill ayers. he will address teacher educators next month in atlanta. ayers was involved in a townhouse bombing in new york city that left three people dead. >>steve: singer james taylor says he knows what gun owners want. >> i think the majority of us feel strongly, even the majority of gun owners feel strongly that we need to make some sacrifice to our freedoms if that's the way to put it. >>brian: is he wearing scalia's hat? >>steve: taylor made the comment after performing at the inauguration. advocates very concerned about the president's proposal on gun control if you take aspirin, it can triple your chances of going blind. those who take it on a regular basis can cause age related macular degeneration. >>gretchen: they tell you to take it for your heart and blood thinning. >>steve: the low dose. >>gretchen: watch this. a huge lighting fixture falls from above landing on the child during a meet in wisconsin. he had just gotten into position to start up the match again when it happened. luckily he only needed a few stitches. no word on
good. but he has to get everybody working again. it means fix the economy. it means fix the education. so we're bringing kids along that have the skills for 21st century america. his focus has to be on the economy. on the need to reduce unemployment. and frankly, i hope he can, through his own example, restore a sense of civility in the country. >> every president learns a lot. is scarred by the office. also made more wise by the office. what is the one thing you hope president obama has learned over the last four years? >> i hope he's learned that you know, no one part of the government, really, gets it all done. and so, he's got to do a better job of reaching out to members of congress, across both -- across the aisle, to the republicans. and the republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. why aren't republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and these other things? they're silent. they need to speak out. this is the kind of intolerance i've been talking about, where these idiot presentations continue to be made. and you don't see th
paying lots of taxes relative to their income, and they need help. we need more education work being done in this country. we need a solid immigration policy. we have to look at climate change. there are a lot of things that the american people are expecting, and the republican party, as they get ready for the next election, really has to focus on some of these issues and not ignore them. >> chris, what's sad to me about that is that by virtue of mentioning the phrase climate change, it's almost like colin powell has kicked himself out of the republican party. this party used to play ball on that issue. now they're denying the actual science behind it. they have swung so far right, and my question after all of this, after that interview which was incendiary and was very much a line in the sand for the gop -- >> it's history making. >> -- when will the republican party admit they have a problem? because every time something like this happens, there is a doubling down, there is a defense, there is an attack on the messenger. there is a problem here. the party is in crisis, and someone has g
other innocent children and devoted educators who had so much left to give. for the men and women in big cities and small towns who fall victim to senseless violence each and every day. for all the americans who are counting on us to keep them safe from harm. let's do the right thing. let's do the right thing for them and for this country that we love so much. thank you. [ applause ] i'm going to sign these orders. [ applause ] >>> president obama just finished his remarks, where he announced comprehensive gun safety recommendations, more than a month after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. joined by vice president biden, cabinet members, the families of some of the sandy hook victims and children from around the country who wrote to the president following the tragedy. joining me, karen finney, washington bureau chief david corn, and assistant editor for "fortune," leigh gallagher. he and the vice president outlined other proposals they hope will put an end to incidents like the sandy hook shooting. >> i have no illusions about what we're up against or how hard the task is in front
away from their education, they are impoverished by their service and made to work long hours, as paul said you can on that clip. some of these kids, you know, one of them i talked to, he was put in one of these heavy machinery factories where they notch books and they chopped off part of his finger. he was 16 years old. according to the labor laws in the state of california, he shouldn't have been in that kind of situation. he should have been in school to start w >> you mention the labor laws, i should mention again, the church of scientology says it comp lies about all applicable child labor laws and as a blanket matter, denies allegations such as yours. you also allege the continuing course of intimidation by the church for members who try to leave. >> well, i have talked to you know, 150 people who were former members, 160, something like that, and many of them have been harassed, some of them have been followed by private investigators. threatened with a breaking away from their family, not being able to see members of their family, loved ones. so yes, there is a campaign of hara
happening again, i thought that the public itself needed to engage more on financial reform, educate themselves better. i tried very hard to make the book accessible. i hope people will look and take it seriously. >> on the government's role during the country's worst financial crisis since the depression. her book is "bull by the horns" tonight on c-span's q&a. >> after that, president obama and by its -- and vice president biden had a wreath-laying and president obama took the oath at the white house. here is a look at the events today. vice president of the united states, accompanied by justice sonia sotomayor. [applause] >> the vice president has asked for -- ask that we bless the occasion with prayer. so, let us pray. the profit micah reclaims did you have been told, mortal, what is good, and what the board requires a view, only to do justice and love goodness, walking calmly with your dog. -- god. gracious god, we ask your blessing on your servant, joseph, as he renews the pledge he made to his country. in all the complexities that, this world, give us your wisdom so that he ca
, of course, is education. >> college was not an option, it was mandatory. even though we didn't have a lot of money, we made it work. i signed up for financial aid, pell grants, work study, anything i could. and just like our president and first lady, i took out loans to pay for school. i changed oil in a mechanic shop, i flipped burgers at wendys, i taught aerobics and i worked on campus to pay those loans balk. >> front page story in the wall street journal this weekend, talked about how she's becoming a power player here in washington. earlier this weekend i spoke with eva longoria. >> you must be incredibly excited. you're going to be sitting on the stage on monday watching the swearing-in. >> yes, it's my first inauguration, i didn't even watch it in 008 because i was working. so this is really the first time i'll be experiencing it. >> i know election night you said that you cried and you actually tweeted a picture of your friends celebrating, what do you think you're going to be thinking when you sit on that stage. >> i'll probably cry again. i'll probably be in tears again. >> it's
much he's learned. he's had the ultimate washington education so we see two changes in him. one is the philosophical change we've been talking about. this is the president who didn't always say what he really thought in the first term. when there were terrible storms that leveled parts of missouri he flew down there and he gave consoling speeches in which he talked about thosetorms as acts god which really angered some of the climate advocates because they said how can you talk about this like an act of god when we believe that this is linked to climate change and we can do something about it? gun control. this is a president who did very little on gun control in his first term and within hours of the newtown shooting you could see how that changed. he came out and made that first statement and you said to yourself this is a president who's going to try to do something about gun control. the second questn isow much smarter he's gotten about the washington maneuvering. the white house did do a better job at playing out the recent series of debt and budget negotiations. the quest
that will make the next counsel tree that will be america, whether it's education or training or whatever else. i just wanted to give just shout out to the brooklyn tabernacle choir. which i thought was just phenomenal. also lamar alexander, which was really exceptional and the -- not that the others weren't fine but they were. i thought the poet was great. >> that gives us an opportunity to speak more broadly about the ceremony it wasn't just the speech. the speech is at the heart of it, we can come back to that. we'll watch the president, vice president, go in to a room in the capital which they're going to sign the four nominations to the people he has mentioned that he is going to nominate for cabinet. let's see if we can listen in. >> he's going right to work now. >> lamar alexander, chuck schumer, vice president biden. house speaker boehner. eric cantor and nancy pelosi. >> ronald reagan established the tradition of going right to sign these kinds of documents for nominations. >> thank you very much, everybody. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> at a time when we know that washington is d
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